Jackson County reports 18 new cases of COVID-19

By News Desk, Staff Report

Jackson County Health Department reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

There have been 4,218 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 64 deaths, according to the release, and 3,846 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Gov. Pritzker announced on Saturday in a release that Region 5 is allowed to enter Tier 1 of COVID-19 mitigations. With the mitigations indoor dining is permitted with 25% capacity. Social gatherings are limited to 25 guests or 25% room capacity.

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Franklin and Williamson Counties reported 29 new cases and one death on Monday.

Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 3,385 new confirmed cases on Monday and 50 additional deaths.

The Jackson County Health Department asks all residents to follow public health guidelines by wearing a mask in public, maintaining social distance, avoiding social gatherings, washing hands frequently and working with health department officials as they conduct contact tracing.

If you are experiencing fever, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, nausea or diarrhea, you should contact your healthcare provider for further guidance.

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